Ron Morelli: Heart Stopper
L.I.E.S. Records founder, Ron Morelli, goes back to his house music roots and makes a rare appearance on his own label, with his eagerly anticipated double LP, Heart Stopper (LIES-200).
Harkening to the early beginnings of his label, Heart Stopper is a contemporary reworking of the foundational sounds of original Chicago, New York and Detroit house music and draws upon the work that artists like Morelli, Delroy Edwards, Steve Summers, and Traxx did during the label’s formative years, providing a fresh take on the genre at that time.
In the ever-shapeshifting world of contemporary electronic music, Heart Stopper strikes at the emotional center of the genre, which is often overlooked. This is raw, heartfelt and unfiltered club music. At times, uplifting, at others, pensive; with jackin’ drum programming, big basslines, and anthemic synths driving the release throughout.
These 11 tracks are clearly Morelli’s definitive statement on dance music: Heart Stopper represents what came before and what is yet to come. A carefully crafted work that firmly places the L.I.E.S. signature on the past, present and future of the genre.
Heart Stopper released April 28th on L.I.E.S. Records and marks the 200th release on the influential New York label. Order here.